Wednesday 30 March 2016

WOYWW #356

As it's really rare for me to have any time to take part in the challenge at Julia's Stamping Ground during term time, I thought I'd take advantage of the school holidays to share my latest creation.  A good friend joined me for crafting yesterday and I managed to make a whole card instead of just playing around and getting nowhere.  After she had to go home, I was inspired to continue crafting and finished the card this morning.  With WOYWW in mind, I took some photos of my work desk as I was working!
The new distress pen tin makes working with the pens much easier.

I've had both these stamps for a while without using them.

I love the Bookworm stamp set by Darkroom Door.

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Funny Quotes

When I saw these quote stamps by Dyan Reaveley on Amazon, I couldn't decide which sheet that I liked best - so I got all four!  Of course, once they arrived, I had to use them on a card straight away.  I hadn't used my Brusho powders for a while, so I decided to create the background with them, but try a new technique (for me anyway).

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Crazy Cats

I had to make two birthday cards recently for crafting friends, so I decided to use the card coloured with the left overs from my tag adventure and the Crazy Cats by Tim Holtz. I wanted the cards to be similar, but not exactly the same; therefore I used two different cats, even though the accompanying stamps and accessories were the same.  I was really pleased with the finished cards, especially after I finished off the cats' eyes with Glossy Accents.

Saturday 19 March 2016

Wildflower Tag

This card came together remarkably quickly once I'd decided on the initial concept.  The tags were already coloured (to find out how see HERE) and the new Wild flower Thinlits dies designed by Tim Holtz were calling out to me.  As the tags were such a bright colour, I decided to go with black silhouettes as a contrast.

Monday 14 March 2016

Playing with Colour

As I have now completed my distress ink collection and have a good selection of the spray stains, I thought that it was time that I started playing a bit more with them.  When I'm playing, my current 'go to' surfaces are the #8 Manilla Tags from Ranger and Sheena Douglass stamping card; both can cope really well with water and allow blending as they do not have a high chalk content.
I don't know where I will be going from here yet, but I'm enjoying the process.

Wednesday 9 March 2016


As I'm stuck at home with a stomach bug, I thought I'd share with everyone at  WOYWW
my new Tim Holtz spinner from Oyster Stamps.
It holds a tremendous amount.  I have all my Nuvo drops and my pigment IZinks stored in handy reach and there are still two segments left for bits and bobs that I have recently used.  The flowers in the background were a Mother's Day gift from my boys!

Saturday 5 March 2016

Clean and Simple Congratulations

I am so proud of my sister, who recently passed, with flying colours, her last exam (a three hour diagnostic practical) to qualify as a GP.  I made this card to congratulate her and decided after a bit of thought and playing with different layouts and die cuts, to keep things clean and simple.